More Fun With Hannah – 6/3/2016

Hannah is near the end of her stay for this visit. Danelle was busy with a prior commitment, so I thought I would take her and the kids out for an adventure. We started the day at the Melvin Price Lock and Dam and the associated National Great Rivers Museum. We were hoping to get a full tour of the Dam.


We got started on the tour, but found out we couldn’t go out across the dam like I’ve done before due to a high security level. We did get to walk out closer to look at it.


The white and black bags are sand bags as there was a recent threat of flooding.

We didn’t stay as long as we wanted to due to the shortened tour, so we headed down the river road. We made a few pit stops along the way including stopping at the site of the old lock and dam. Then we back tracked hoping to go to the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers. Again our luck was low as the roads were closed due to flooding issues. We did get to see a turtle in the road if that counts…

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Early Paddle with Hannah – 6/3/2016

By some miracle, I was able to get Hannah to wake up early when she was visiting for an early morning paddle. While the official wake up time was 5 am, we didn’t get out for another thirty minutes as she acclimated to the morning! In a short while, we were at the ramp getting ready for a nice morning paddle.


I did most of the paddling which was fine by me as Hannah took it all in. The water was up enough to take her up some side channels to keep it interesting!


And while she may not look like she is having fun in this next photo, she had a blast the whole time!


I love sharing my hobbies with family and friends and this morning paddle hit the spot!

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Early Morning Paddle – 5/27/2016

In preparation for the MR340 this year, I’ve been trying to do weekly paddle sessions. It hasn’t been perfect, but I’ve beenĀ  doing more training than the last few times I’ve done the race. I’ve learned that my family doesn’t miss me early in the mornings. So I set off shortly after 5 am for this trip. It was raining lightly, but that didn’t bother me. While I probably didn’t train my body much better, my mind sure enjoyed the paddle!

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Kansas City Weekend – 5/27/2016

We went to Kansas City to visit my family again. The first site we had was of Henry’s mustang on jack stands in the driveway. This is amusing because Herman’s mustang is also on jack stands in the garage. Seems to be a theme. img_20160527_171609

It is worth noting that Henry’s car was self inflicted as he choose to make some upgrades. They just happened to take longer than expected!

We learned that Peaches likes wine!


And this will likely be as close as I can ever get to getting my dad to pose with a Jayhawk!


If you’re a fan of the movies, you’ll notice that the Haake clan is going to be in the next X-Men movie!


And the kids wanted to show off their unicycle skills for the grandparents.

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